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Three of Appel Farm’s summer staff were recently published in the book, “Extraordinary Gifts”.  This beautiful book, profiles 20 historic (and a couple still-living) women from the Delaware Valley region whose lives have changed the world through the contemporary imaginings of local writers and visual artists. The historic women celebrated in this book include Marian Anderson and Margaret Mead, among others.


Gaga is played in a large octagon called the “Gaga Pit”. The word “Ga” is derived from the Hebrew word for “hit” or
“touch” so Gaga means hitting or touching the ball twice. Gaga begins with every player having at least one hand
touching the wall. One player (usually the previous game’s winner) throws the Gaga ball up into the air and attempts to
get it to bounce as close to the middle of the Gaga pit as possible. As the ball bounces, all players say "Ga" one time for


Art Is Fun!


Winston Churchill, in addition to being one of the greatest leaders of the 20th Century, was also a painter.  Churchill began painting at the age of 40.  He painted purely as a hobby, though some critics have said that he could have been a great and professional painter if he hadn’t been so busy leading the world!

About painting, he wrote:


Campers are creative here, we encourage that.  Not just in their classes, where creativity is evident, but all the time. Here are some unique ways our campers express creativity throughout the day:


If you are a parent, a camper, a staff member, an alumni or just browsing for fun ideas, you'll want to check out our Appel Farm Arts Camp Pinterest page.  Lots of great stuff on there from camp games and crafts, to packing ideas, to recipes, and campfire stories.  We'll keep pinning away!


This past Monday, Appel Farm directors hit the road and visited over 20 families from New York and New Jersey. We got to enjoy ice cream and talk about camp, which is always refreshing in these cold, winter months. 


We have an awesome community at Appel Farm! Get to know our campers, alumni, staff, and parents!


Appel Farm Arts Camp’s new 1-week session offers young people, ages 7-13, the opportunity to explore the magic of our overnight arts camp! Campers will experience Appel Farm’s visual and performing arts programs along with our traditional camp activities, make new friends, and have lots of fun!


We have an awesome community at Appel Farm! Introduce yourself to our campers, alumni, staff, and parents!


Welcome to the Appel Farm School Year Blog! Every day campers, staff, and parents will be treated to something new. Each day of the week will highlight a different theme and core value, so be sure to tune into your favorite segments. 

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